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Film note: Sex by Moonlight

Is it just me (and my horniness) or did #Moonlight need more cruising? 🤔 I mean, it was breathtaking, but it felt a little shy. pic.twitter.com/gVP4eEy6KZ — Chucho E. Quintero (@Chucho_Q) January 23, 2017 I’ve made my peace with the disappointing and sexless second-to-last shot in Barry Jenkins’ otherwise satisfying and stirring triptych, Moonlight, not because of …

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film note: Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo

Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo (I Am Happiness on Earth) Mexico, 2014 Directed by Julián Hernández I’m a big fan of director Julián Hernández’s Mil nubes de paz cercan el cielo, amor, jamás acabarás de ser amor (2003); El cielo dividido (2006); and especially his mythopoeic, erotic magnum opus, Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo …

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Look how scared he is — Fighting through heterosexism in Benny’s Gym

Bennys Gym Written and directed by Lisa Marie Gamlem 25 min, Norway, 2007 “How do I know I’m gay?” That may seem like a dumb question, or at least an easy one to answer for many people, but young men and boys and even some older men, ask that honest question all the time. Some of …

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The Way He Used To Look Was Better: a note on Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho

Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (Brazil, 2014) Directed by Daniel Ribeiro I’d love to say that this feature-length adaptation of a charming and wildly popular Brazilian short (3.5 million+ views on YouTube) is every bit as good as the original. Unfortunately, writer/director Daniel Ribeiro is unable to structure a natural narrative out of the same material, …

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